British Airways has announced that its new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, complete with a new First cabin will start flying to Shanghai from summer 2016.

The airline also announced an additional three flights a week between Heathrow and Shanghai from February 20, 2016.

The new flights have been conveniently timed to fly overnight so offers a well-timed service for business travellers wanting to arrive in back in London in time for meetings.

The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the most technologically advanced in British Airways’ fleet and currently serves Abu Dhabi, Muscat, Delhi and Kuala Lumpur and will operate flights to Austin from February 5 and San Jose from May 4, 2016.

The new 787-9s will be rolled out across a number of routes in 2016 including: Newark, Narita, Jeddah, Houston, Mumbai, Boston and Dubai with exact dates being announced in due course.